How Much Of 'The Bachelorette' Is Edited? Andi Dorfman Says Contestants Have No Excuses
You may remember one miss Andi Dorfman as the badass Bachelor contestant who took herself out of the competition during Juan Pablo's season when she learned his true nature. She then went on to become the leading lady for the next Bachelorette season, met her fiancé Josh Murray, and recently found herself single again after ending their engagement. She has definitely been through the wringer in The Bachelor universe and, in a new tell-all book called It's Not Okay, Andi Dorfman opened up about the show and her time receiving and giving out roses. I love her attitude and her willingness to be open about her experience on the series. And, in a recent interview with Bustle while promoting her book, Andi suggests Bachelor editing on contestants is pretty minimal.
"I think that basically, people are 'edited' for who they are," she claims. "Like, I'm sorry, but [the show] usually gets it pretty right." Considering the excuse of "poor editing" or "clever editing" is usually the first thing to fly out of contestants' mouths when they don't look their best on television, this is interesting to hear. Andi went on to claim that, "the crazy chick is the crazy chick, the villain is usually the villain, the funny girl is usually the funny girl."
She adds, "They don't edit words into your mouth or out of you mouth. They can't do that." So, perhaps viewers need to be weary whenever a contestant says that clever editing made them appear differently. As Andi tells it, whatever words that come out of their mouths are the words that they, themselves, said.
So, according to Andi, it seems the contestants are who they are and no amount of editing can truly change a person, but it sure can whittle their personalities down to a very narrow set of traits. Andi admits that "it's probably impossible to show every single part of every single person." But, she claims that "for the most part, it's not about the editing. The people are who they are, and I think sometimes people will maybe try to blame it on the editing."
And, if anyone can pull from experience to talk about editing, it's the woman who's been on two reality shows.